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New GIC rates
June 6, 2022
6:56 pm
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Just received from Meridian
1YEAR CASHABLE GIC
CURRENT RATE: 3.00%
NEW RATE: 3.10%
AS OF JUN 7, 2022

1 YEAR NON-REDEEMABLE GIC
CURRENT RATE: 3.25%
NEW RATE: 3.40%
AS OF JUN 7, 2022

18 MONTH NON-REDEEMABLE GIC
CURRENT RATE: 3.40%
NEW RATE: 3.75%
AS OF JUN 7, 2022

3 YEAR NON-REDEEMABLE GIC
CURRENT RATE: 4.00%
NEW RATE: 4.10%
AS OF JUN 7, 2022

5 YEAR NON-REDEEMABLE GIC
CURRENT RATE: 4.20%
NEW RATE: 4.30%
AS OF JUN 7, 2022

Full list on Meridian’s website

June 6, 2022
7:36 pm
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Thanks, Jen.

Buyer beware with the cashables. Meridian normally extracts heavy penalties if you cash out early but I haven't checked current details.

June 6, 2022
7:43 pm
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Meridian says cashable without penalty. But, the fine print for the one-year 3% cashable GIC indicates substantial loss of the 3% accrued interest in the first 180 days:

If cashed out before 90 days: 0.00%
Between 91-180 days: 1.50%
Between 181-364 days: 2.25%
At maturity (1 year): 3.00%

June 6, 2022
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They also have something call "raise the rate". Basically, it allows you to reset the rate. Anybody have any experience?

June 7, 2022
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Yes, me and my wife have a few raise the rate GICs at Meridian - purchased about 2 years ago.
My wife used the raise the rate feature on one about a month ago. It went very smoothly, it was done online (no need to call or go in person to the branch) and it took one or two business days - so it was quick. Overall, we are happy with this product. Note that for a 3 year raise the rate GIC you can only raise the rate once.

June 7, 2022
6:49 am
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rk said
Yes, me and my wife have a few raise the rate GICs at Meridian - purchased about 2 years ago.
My wife used the raise the rate feature on one about a month ago. It went very smoothly, it was done online (no need to call or go in person to the branch) and it took one or two business days - so it was quick. Overall, we are happy with this product. Note that for a 3 year raise the rate GIC you can only raise the rate once.  

Thanks, a couple of questions.
1) Can you exercise the RTR at anytime during the term or only on certain fixed dates?
2) Is the comparable for RTR the same as the existing RTR GIC? For example, I notice Meridian has two 5 year GIC's, one with and one without the RTR.

June 7, 2022
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Meridian has 2 different GIC products that are not locked in.

Their 1 yr. CASHABLE GIC pays 3.10% if held to maturity.
Early redemption rates are not attractive:
if cashed out before 90 days: 0.00%
Between 91-180 days: 1.50%
Between 181-364 days: 2.25%
At maturity (1 year): 3.10%

Their 1 yr. REDEEMABLE GIC pays 3.15% if held to maturity.
Early redemption rate paid is 2.10%.

June 8, 2022
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Not as attractive as Hubert, but you do get branch access in Ontario through.

June 9, 2022
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COIN said

Thanks, a couple of questions.
1) Can you exercise the RTR at anytime during the term or only on certain fixed dates?
2) Is the comparable for RTR the same as the existing RTR GIC? For example, I notice Meridian has two 5 year GIC's, one with and one without the RTR.  

1. yes, anytime.
2. In my understanding, you can raise the rate to the corresponding non redeemable long term GIC (but you should ask them to be certain; it could be the maximum rate between the two)

PS Early this week both I and my spouse asked them to raise the rate on some of our existing RTR GICs - online. My wife's was processed yesterday and mine is still showing the old rate (no explanation given). Looks like I will have to call them tomorrow ... most likely just slow response, I see no reason why mine would be denied.

September 22, 2022
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Take control of your finances with the latest information on changes to Meridian’s posted rates.

The following rates are changing as of Friday, September 23:
1 Year Cashable GIC

Current Rate: 3.75%
New Rate: 4.10%
1 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.10%
New Rate: 4.30%
18 Month Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.20%
New Rate: 4.40%
2 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.40%
New Rate: 4.45%

October 17, 2022
5:39 pm
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More new rates as of October 18:

1 Year Cashable GIC (1)

Current Rate: 4.10%
New Rate: 4.25%
1 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.30%
New Rate: 4.50%
18 Month Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.40%
New Rate: 4.55%
2 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.45%
New Rate: 4.60%
3 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.65%
4 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.60%
New Rate: 4.70%
5 Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.80%
3 Year Escalator GIC (2)

Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.65%
5 Year Escalator GIC (2)

Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.80%
3 Year Raise the Rate GIC (3)

Current Rate: 4.25%
New Rate: 4.40%
5 Year Raise the Rate GIC (3)

Current Rate: 4.45%
New Rate: 4.55%

October 18, 2022
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This is what I see on Meridians website today.
https://www.meridiancu.ca/offers/upcoming-rate-change?spMailingID=8814211&spUserID=MTQxNTc2MjEwNzYyS0&spJobID=1600395169&spReportId=MTYwMDM5NTE2OQS2

It is different from the previous post.
The following rates are changing as of Wednesday, October 19:

1 Year Cashable GIC (1)
Current Rate: 4.10%
New Rate: 4.25%

1 Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.30%
New Rate: 4.50%

18 Month Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.40%
New Rate: 4.55%

2 Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.45%
New Rate: 4.60%

3 Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.65%

4 Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.60%
New Rate: 4.70%

5 Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.80%

3 Year Escalator GIC (2)
Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.65%

5 Year Escalator GIC (2)
Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.80%

3 Year Raise the Rate GIC (3)
Current Rate: 4.25%
New Rate: 4.40%

5 Year Raise the Rate GIC (3)
Current Rate: 4.45%
New Rate: 4.55%

October 18, 2022
10:30 am
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It looks like some institutions, Meridian being one, where 5% does not appear anywhere on the 1-5 year spectrum.

October 18, 2022
11:02 am
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COIN said
It looks like some institutions, Meridian being one, where 5% does not appear anywhere on the 1-5 year spectrum.  

Which is why they're not getting any of my business at this point...

October 18, 2022
12:49 pm
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lifeonanisland said

Which is why they're not getting any of my business at this point...  

me to parking at Simplii and HSBC for 4.75%

I believe we will see the 5% on the short term next month after the Bank of Canada's October 26, 2022 rate announcement.

November 3, 2022
2:06 pm
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As of November 4

1-Year Cashable GIC1

Current Rate: 4.25%
New Rate: 4.50%
1-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.70%
18-Month Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.55%
New Rate: 4.75%
2-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.60%
New Rate: 4.80%
3-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.65%
New Rate: 4.85%
4-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.90%
5-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.80%
New Rate: 5.00%

November 22, 2022
2:01 pm
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As of November 23

1-Year Cashable GIC1

Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.60%
1-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.90%
18-Month Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.75%
New Rate: 5.25%
2-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.80%
New Rate: 5.00%
3-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.85%
New Rate: 5.05%
4-Year Non-Redeemable GIC

Current Rate: 4.90%
New Rate: 5.10%

November 22, 2022
2:31 pm
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Hidden in plain text. 5.25% 18-Month Non-Redeemable GIC (4.75% today)sf-smile ... won't be on the chart tomorrow either

November 22, 2022
2:46 pm
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I put the line breaker where it belongs 🙂

As of November 23

1-Year Cashable GIC1
Current Rate: 4.50%
New Rate: 4.60%

1-Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.70%
New Rate: 4.90%

18-Month Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.75%
New Rate: 5.25%

2-Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.80%
New Rate: 5.00%

3-Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.85%
New Rate: 5.05%

4-Year Non-Redeemable GIC
Current Rate: 4.90%
New Rate: 5.10%  

November 22, 2022
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Nice going the right direct with more to come in the next few month. hence 50% of variable mortgage holders have hit trigger rate.

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